Hey Mikey, Jacko, and Gil-baby:
Not one Canadian (aside from maybe Liberal and New Democrat, or Bloc partisans) gives a crap what may or may not have happened to members of Taliban AFTER they were transferred from Canadian officials!
Michael Ignatieff is a man who just a few years ago supported torture! What’s changed now, Ig? Either it is okay or it isn’t. You can’t have it both ways, buddy! Grow a pair and tell us what you really think, Mike!
Jack Layton well, I don’t believe that CO2 is harmful to the environment as the EPA would say, but just in case, maybe he should shut his yap? Just to be on the safe side!
Gilles Duceppe should just be content to sit back and collect his transfer payments for Quebec! What does he care about Canada or the Canadian Forces anyway? Is he not still the leader of the separatist Bloc Quebecois? Maybe he’s forgotten!
But really, all digs aside. This is a non-issue. And people can play that “Well if you did nothing wrong, you have nothing to worry about” card with me all they want but I don’t buy it. Especially when you are acting primarily on the word of a TERRORIST to HELP other TERRORISTS while discrediting your own country and spitting in the faces of its military personnel and elected officials, calling them war criminals!
And I would think the Opposition Leaders would have enough smarts between the three of them to realize that you can’t say the Prime Minister and his Minister of Defence were complicit in torture but that the military wasn’t. It is kind of one sided, no? I mean, as the military would be carrying out orders from the government, so therefore, if the PM and Minister Mackay knowingly and willfully said “forget about it it” (as the Libs and NDP say), then the military would be just as guilty.
Also, if what the Liberals say about the torture is true, should they not be concerned about the possibility of blow back onto former prime ministers Chretien and Martin along with other former ministers? Because if I’m not mistaken, a lot of this allegedly happened while the Liberal flag was flying over Ottawa, right?
In short I’d say consider the source, and now look at the partisan games being played. This isn’t about detainees, it is actually about the opposition parties needing a new cause to trumpet in hopes of gaining points in the polls. But just look at the expense. Not money, although you could argue that. No, not money, but rather stomping on the CF, all in the name of justice…and for terrorists no less…